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Opening Day

WinterFest Opening Day

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Time: 2:00-11:00 PM

Where: Downtown El Paso

Admission: FREE*
*Admission to Skating Rink varies, find more ticket information.

Parking & Road Closures
Opening Day


San Jacinto Plaza

2 - 11 PM
Food Vendors at Various Locations

3 - 4 PM
Let There Be Rock

4:30 - 5 PM
1st Armored Division Band

5 - 5:30 PM
St. Anthony's Seminary Franciscan Choir

5:30 - 6 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins

WinterFest Parade Begins on Campbell St. & Texas Ave.

6 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting

Parade Arrival

6 - 6:30 PM
Musical Interlude - Joanna Bernal

6:30 - 7 PM
Orgullo de Mi Tierra

7 - 8 PM
The Coop

8 - 8:30 PM
Orgullo de Mi Tierra

8:30 - 9 PM
DJ Nitro

9 - 10 PM
WinterFest 2022 Headliner

10:30 - 11 PM
DJ Nitro

Arts Festival Plaza

2 - 11 PM
Food Vendors at Various Locations

2 - 11 PM
Holiday Market

Convention Center

2 - 11 PM
Food Vendors at Various Locations

2 PM - 12 AM
The Rink at WinterFest

Lights Parade

Over 55,000 spectators attend the annual Winterfest Celebration of Lights Parade in downtown El Paso every year. Coupled with the Tree Lighting Ceremony, it is the largest single event in downtown El Paso.

Event Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Event Time: Starts at 5:30 p.m.

San Jacinto Lights: Use #EPWinterFest

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WinterFest Lights Parade Spectators

WinterFest Lights Parade

Application Information


Participate in this year's WinterFest Lights Parade! To apply, complete the application below and email it to [email protected].

Application Deadline
Monday, October 24, 2022.

Get Involved, WinteFest Staff

Get Involved

You can participate in this year's WinterFest by partnering/sponsoring, becoming part of the event staff, the lights parade, or being a participating vendor.